Can you name three punctuation marks?
Punctuation marks are symbols that help us understand a sentence. Examples of punctuation marks are periods, question marks, exclamation points and commas. Using punctuation correctly helps us communicate our ideas clearly!
Period: The punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence. Comma: The punctuation mark used to separate items in a list, or to create a pause in a sentence. Question Mark: The punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a question.
The exclamation point is also known as the 'bang' or 'gasper.' The 'at' symbol is called an 'amphora.' The interrobang is a combination of the question mark and exclamation point.
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Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a period and a question mark?
Work together in pairs: What is the name of the punctuation mark used to show the end of a sentence?
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What punctuation mark is used at the end of a declarative sentence?
- Exclamation point
- Question mark
What punctuation mark is used to connect two independent clauses?
What punctuation mark indicates a pause or break in a sentence?
What punctuation mark is used to indicate possession or contraction?
- Quotation marks
What punctuation mark is used to show emphasis or strong feeling?
- Exclamation Point
- Question Mark